Definition of bamboo curtain in English:

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bamboo curtain

Entry from US English dictionary


(often the Bamboo Curtain) chiefly historical
A political and economic barrier between China and noncommunist countries.
Example sentences
  • While some have escaped the "bamboo curtain," many others are still trapped behind it.
  • You send such an important message to people who are in chains and suffering from torture behind the Bamboo Curtain of communism.
  • Stalin's victory over Japan would have placed that country squarely behind the bamboo curtain.


1940s: after Iron Curtain..

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Syllabification: bam·boo cur·tain

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